Carve your turkey at the table or do it behind the scenes and bring your platter of perfectly sliced meat to the table
To help you get your roast meats spot-on every time, we’ve created a super-useful chart to guide you, covering all the big-hitters, including turkey, duck, goose, chicken, beef, pork, and last but not least, lamb.
There are fewer things more daunting than staring at a gigantic, naked turkey on Christmas morning, especially if you’ve never cooked one before. But it doesn’t have to be all Nightmare Before Christmas! We’re here so that when your guests start arriving on the big day, you aren’t flapping about your bird being raw or undercooked.
We’ve worked out a time plan for you if you want to cook up all of the main course recipes from Jamie’s new TV show, Jamie’s Night Before Christmas, this year.
There’s no reason why festive leftovers can’t be just as exciting as Christmas dinner itself – it’s not all about bubble and squeak and turkey and stuffing sandwiches!
Getting Christmas right takes a little bit of planning, but if you’re organised you can easily cater to include people with food allergies.
Christmastime often gets quite a roasting from a nutrition perspective. It’s not the easiest time to embrace healthier foods, especially when you see all the tempting comforting food marketed and advertised throughout the season.
Choosing a turkey for Christmas is a fine art – no one wants to end up with something that’s too big to fit into the oven or too small for your party!
In the UK, as many turkeys are eaten at Christmas as they are in the rest of the year put together. Often you’ll hear people say they don’t particularly like turkey meat, but this is probably because they haven’t tasted it at its best.
Hard to believe as it is, not everybody likes turkey, or needs such a large bird. So what are the alternatives?